Hon. FRANK COCHRANE (Minister of Railways and Canals):
In reference to the Ocean Limited, we have come to the conclusion to discontinue it through February and March. Last year we ran it for the first time in history throughout the winter and met with a considerable loss, a very great loss, by doing so. The traffic is much less this year than last, and therefore we have come to the conclusion that it is not in the interest of the road to run the train. Another thing is that we are short of rolling stock on the Intercolonial, and if we continue the Ocean Limited we would not have an opportunity to clean and paint the cars and put them in good condition for next year's traffic. In reference to the other lines, I may say that we propose taking off the Southern Express between Windsor Junction and Halifax-a distance of thirteen miles-leaving ten trains running; the Express between Halifax and Bedford-eight miles-leaving ten trains running, the train between St. John and Hampton-twenty-two miles-leaving eight remaining; one train between Point Deschenes and Painsec-twelve miles-leaving four trains; one train between Campbellton and St. Flavie, leaving two trains; one train between Fredericton and Marysville-three miles-leaving three trains each way per day; one train between Windsor Junction and Dartmouth-twelve miles-one train remaining each way per day.